Sheehan Phinney Assists in Sale of NetProspex

(January 14, 2015, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA successfully represented its client, NetProspex Inc., in its sale to Dun & Bradstreet. The $125 million cash transaction closed on January 5, 2014. The Sheehan Phinney attorneys assisting in the transaction were Alexander H. Pyle, Colleen Lyons, Michael J. Drooff, Peter T. Beach and Russell J. Stein.

Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, stated that it acquired NetProspex, a leader in B2B professional contact data and data management, to combine NetProspex’s comprehensive professional contact database with Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary global business data and analytics. Sheehan Phinney has represented NetProspex since its inception in 2006.

Pyle, a member of the firm’s corporate department, has been representing established and emerging businesses for 25 years. His practice includes representation of companies, as well as their founders, investors and executives, on commercial and transactional matters from inception through sale. Pyle has particular expertise in representing software, communications, consulting, life science and other technology-based businesses, both public and private, and also advises more traditional business enterprises. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University, his M.F.A. from the University of Southern California and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School

Lyons is a corporate attorney who has extensive experience representing established and emerging businesses in commercial and strategic transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and debt and equity financings. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA and received her B.A., cum laude, from Williams College and her J.D., cum laude, from the Fordham University School of Law.

Drooff is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions and equity finance-related transactions. He has an active practice representing closely-held and public companies in privately-negotiated asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales and mergers. He has handled public tender offers and going-private transactions for public companies. Drooff has been recognized byChambers USA and New England Super Lawyers and received his B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Beach is Chair of the firm’s Taxation Practice Group where his practice covers a broad range of tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs, tax-free reorganizations, workouts, partnerships, S corporations, limited liability companies, international taxation, state and local taxation, tax-exempt organizations and tax-exempt financing. He has been recognized byChambers USABest Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the Maharishi University of Management and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell University Law School.

Stein is a member of the firm’s Tax Group. His practice focuses on advising clients on various tax aspects of transactions, LLC and partnership formations, and financings as well as advising clients on non-profit formation and operations. Stein has been continuously selected as a Rising Star by Massachusetts Super Lawyers in the area of Tax Law. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University, his M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.